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Story of Yanxi Palace 

Yan xi gong lüe (original title)
A young girl searches for the truth about her older sister's death by becoming a seamstress in the Emperor's harem.




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Series cast summary:
Jinyan Wu ...  Wei Yingluo 70 episodes, 2018
Yuan Nie ...  Qianlong Emperor 66 episodes, 2018
Enshang Liu ...  Li Yu 65 episodes, 2018
Charmaine Sheh ...  Hoifa Nara Shushen 61 episodes, 2018
Anna Fang ...  Zhen'er 59 episodes, 2018
Zixin Jiang ...  Mingyu 55 episodes, 2018
Kai Xu ...  Fuca Fuheng 50 episodes, 2018
Qing Su ...  Hitara Erqing 43 episodes, 2018
Lawrence Wong ...  Hailanca 40 episodes, 2018
Mo Cheng ...  Yuhu 39 episodes, 2018
Yuanke Wang ...  Su Jinghao 39 episodes, 2018
Tianyun Zhang ...  Zhenzhu 39 episodes, 2018
Lan Qin ...  Fuca Rongyin 38 episodes, 2018
Cheng Chang ...  Desheng 36 episodes, 2018
Maolei Wang ...  Yuan Chunwang 35 episodes, 2018
Chunli Song ...  Empress Xiaoshengxian 31 episodes, 2018
Jiawei Li ...  Palace Maid Liu 30 episodes, 2018
Zhuo Tan ...  Gao Ningxin 30 episodes, 2018
Yufei Shi ...  Zhilan 29 episodes, 2018


A young girl searches for the truth about her older sister's death by becoming a seamstress in the Emperor's harem.

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Drama | Romance

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STORY OF YANXI PALACE: Stunning work of visual art...
27 July 2020 | by Jinxxa_WolfSee all my reviews

STORY OF YANXI PALACE (Yan Xi Gong Lüe) There are no words for how beautiful this series was, especially regarding the gorgeously realistic sets, the breath-taking music (the song/visuals for Opening Credits, in particular, were mesmerizing. I couldn't bear to skip them!) and the entire cast was fantastic.

The heroine Wei Yingluo (Jinyan Wu) is a stellar actress, and she plays her part excellently. Wei Yingluo is very cunning and loyal servant and hell-bent on revenge for the murder of her sister. She starts off in the Embroidery House and it was amazing to watch her journey from there. I love how this show focused on the lives of the servants, maids, guards and eunuchs as well as the nobles.

There were mainly likable and interesting characters such as kind and frugal Empress Fuca Rongyin (Lan Qin), the loyal and aloof guard Fuca Funeng (Kai Yu), the hot-headed and willful Mingyu (Zixun Jiang), the kind and thoughtful guard Hailanca (Lawrence Wong), the intelligent and patient Empress Hoifa Nara Shushen (Chamaine Sheh), the proud Emperor Qianlong / Hong Li (Yuan Nie), the sly and crafty eunuch Yuan Chunwang (Maolei Wang), the devious and scheming Gao Ningxin (ZhuoTan), and the adorable and cautious eunuch Li Yu (Enshang Lui).

There was so much to enjoy about this series such as the fascinating story, the historical details, interesting characters, intriguing plots, realistic settings, immersive atmosphere, beautiful music, artistic design and cinematography. Even though the romance between Wei Lingluo and Emperor Qianlong was not as convincing as far as chemistry (especially compared to romance with Fuca Funeng) the series was still utterly amazing and spell-binding. One of my all time favorites. Love this series. Absolutely stunning.

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Release Date:

19 July 2018 (China) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Hengdian World Studios, China

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